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. texas already has. i think the highest rate of uninsured people are in texas. the answer from the left, i don't have an answer. people aren't in the streets protesting a lot of things they should be protesting but this is a situation where these are poor working poor people, they are busy. this is something they haven't gotten yet so it's not exactly being taken away from them. >> i just feel the pendulum has swung so far in the wrong direction in terms of the debate over this. we are talking about the governors that have said they're opting out of this, they have 29% of the total americans without health insurance in this country. the idea that not only are they not apologizing for this decision, but that they feel like they can sort of go out like yosemite sam with guns blazing and say this is equivalent to the titanic or the gestapo is shocking. >> it really is. i think we should say it simply. people are going to die because rick perry wants to run for president again or governors want to pander to the tea party. that's what's going to happen here. you have very poor people who are
is not the only state battling over voter id laws. texas has a case going before a federal judge right now. we will talk to greg abbott coming up in our next hour. >>> who leaked what and when? house judiciary chairman lamar smith is demanding president obama provide access to current and former senior white house officials for an teargas on the national security -- for an teargas on the leagues. some say it was orchestrated by the white house to improve president obama's election chances. a claim the president calls, quote, offensive. congressman smith joins us now. you sent the letter to the white house. what specifically are you asking for? >> what we are doing is we want to question seven individuals starting with the national security advisor, and then other national security advisors as well about the extent of these numerous leaks that have jeopardized national security and endangered american lives. we can't get that information unless we talk to these individuals. we are hoping the president will allow us to do so. >> in a letter you sent to the president you said concern about these
on texas over voter id. voter fraud, and the lone star state coming up. >>> and there are some of the stories making news at the bottom of the hour. syria is now denying that its forces used heavy weapons during a mass killing in a village on thursday. opposition activists say tanks and helicopters killed at least 220 people. in mexico city thousands of demonstrators are taking to the streets there. they are protesting the results of the recent presidential election. candidates accuse the winning party of campaign fraud. and new york city firefighters put out a fire at a popular tourist spot downtown. several hundred folks are at the seaport when the fire broke out. thankfully no one was hurt. >>> this is a hot button issue, and it is building in washington right now. senate democrats are pushing a one-year tax cut proposal for americans earning $200,000 or less. now, the move is likely setting the stage for a big showdown for republicans over extending the bush tax cuts which will expire at the end of the year. wendy long who is a republican candidate in new york, and it is gr
the democrats are in control. >>> eric holder has a scathing characterization of the texas voter i.d. law, the legality of which will be decided this week in federal court. >> under the proposed law, concealed handgun licenses would be acceptable forms of photo i.d. but student i.d.s would not. many of those without i.d.s would have to travel great distances to get them. and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. we call those poll taxes. >> the justice department first rejected the law in march deeming it a violation of the voting rights act. the doj says the law could denierly a million mostly hispanic voters a chance to cast their ballot. our friend ari berman writes about the latest developments in this case for the nation. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> tell us what the latest is in texas. >> so there's a trial this week in federal court to see whether the texas voter i.d. law does violate the voting rights act. the department of justice said up to 1.4 million voters predominantly hispanic and african-american could be disenfr
reports of an immigration and customs enforcement agent shot in texas. they say it happened in hidalgo county, north of corp. russ christie. the agent was conducting what i.c.e. is calling an ongoing criminal investigation. the agent is undergoing surgery at a local hospital. we don't know what happened here, who shot him, what he was doing. as we find more on this developing story we will bring that to you. jon: days after deadly storms slammed neighborhoods across a huge part of the country, almost a million and a half people are still without power. 22 people have been killed and authorities fear the extreme heat could raise the death toll. jenna: ongoing situation there. ongoing in colorado, fire officials just releasing this video of the waldo canyon fire at its peak. more of this dramatic footage and the very latest on the worst fire in that state's history. jon: the attorney general speaking out on the house vote to hold him in contempt of congress. eric holder says the whole thing is just an election-year attack. those stories plus breaking news all "happening now.". jon: tensi
it is leaving many states in a very sticky situation. we talked to the attorney general of texas next. hi. we're spreading the word about new honey bunches of oats fruit blends and their unique taste combinations. like peach/raspberry. with one flavor in the granola bunch and one on the flake. two flavors. in harmony. honey bunches of oats. ke your day hes better. jon: new information on a story we brought you yesterday on those terrible western wildfires. we're now learning two crewmembers died in the crash of that c-130 aircraft we told you about. the big plane went down while fighting to contain the wildfires near edgemont, south dakota. as a result of the crash the air force is grounding all c-130s helping the firefighting effort, leaving crews across the west without one of the key tools they use to put a stop to the flames. look at what they're dealing with. this is brand new video shot by firefighters of colorado's wall dough fire at its peak. it is now 70% contained. but the wall dough fire -- waldo fire damaged 350 homes. giving many their first opportunity to see the damage from one
special on nbc news. >> mexico has more oil than texas and more than iraq. >> that was a long time ago. slowly but surely the mexico oil suffered from taxation and interference. production plummeted. but phebgs yo's presumed president elect champagned on changing mexican law to allow private investment. >> if mexico was able to significantly increase once again its oil and gas production, and since we sell 90% of what we export to the united states, this would contribute very significantly to what we would call north american energy independence. >> so their oil production has been climbing for the last five or six years. oil production is the opposite of weight. it's really easy to lose and very hard to gain back. >> and the russians, they began to decline. >> the mexican government is scared to death, they tax and their gravy train is dying in front of them. >> you have glimmers of enlightenment, and it usually involves russia. you see it over there that identify made sense to private ties -- >> you just tried to pigeon hole me in this whole thing. what would you do without somebody
. >> california is not doing well but texas is. cnbc just voted it the number one state to do business. it ranks highest in infrastructure. second highest in technology and innovation. third in cost of living. it also bears pointing out that it has no property tax and zero percent corporate tax rate. >> it has a property tax. it has no income tax. >> that's what i mean. i'm sorry. no income tax and zero percent corporate tax rate. there's business friendly regulations. are there lessons here that you think california could learn and export from texas or are these cases of two completely different sort of societies? >> i think there are a lot of states and places that might be able to learn from texas. i think california is too different partly -- texas has the advantage of having some oil money so they actually don't necessarily need to rely on income taxes. the fact that california can only rely on property taxes in a very limited way means that they are more reliant on the income tax which also led to them being, you know, buffeted more as the economy turns down. texas actually did really well
children and gordon's family said he was a true texas gentleman. a vigil will take place at aurora city hall at aches o'clock 30. >> thank you very much. later on, my colleague, jon scott, will talk to a friend of a victim, a woman who was saved by her friend who, dove in front of a bullet for her. that's not the only amazing story. others are telling about their chilling brushes with death, like the neighbor who nearly went into the booby-trapped apartment. >> at that point, i knocked on the door, hard, trying to get someone's attention. i noticed there wasn't any voices, as if there were a party going on, which struck me as odd joyou put your hand on the door and tried to knock. >> i d. i tried the knob. it seemed like it was unlocked. but something told me that it probably wasn't a good idea to go in there. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer. st $14.99. start with soup, salad ancheddar bay biscuits then choose one of 7 entrees plus dessert! four perfect cour
over there. we will do our best and we cannot always beat texas. you can go to arizona and do your work out of there. a lot of people still move to silicon valley because of the synergy of so many bright people. if you can get the right people, get that cleaned up so we can bring smart people here and keep them here, we will keep adopting the game. [applause] >> governor hickenlooper, this is your chance. you have here a room full of silicon valley executives. what do you say to them to get them to expand or move to colorado? >> can governor brown leave the room for a minute? >> i am a great believer that luring companies from one state to the other does not help the country. i think it is a race to the bottom. as the governor would say. it is useful for us to be as relentlessly pro-business as we can. we're very focused on education and we want to be the no. 1 state for solving this riddle that this country has become from being the no. 1 public education nation to one in the bottom half. we know the things -- at risk kids are coming from difficult neighborhoods and often broken famili
. i was sitting here thinking that from my home town, mineola, texas, for willie, and board of texas, for me, i do not know whether they would have named a street for us there or not, but there would have been a problem because in both of those towns, there is only one street, and it has already been named main street. it is breathtaking to think that a street here is named for george and myself. coming in on the carriage, i rather like that. the surprise is i guess that they are giving us the carriage and horses? i cannot wait to arrive at the opera. mayor, do you think we should get some permits for the horse and carriage on russian hill? i don't know. seriously, everybody knows that has ever talk to me more than a few minutes that i am passionate about these buildings. i have had the opportunity of being involved with the bond issues for the symphony hall, the restoration of the opera house, and, of course, the city hall, may gift -- helping mayer brown with that a bit -- helping mayor brown. it was said that the only thing that was not done when these buildings were built is the
on the country. >>> time now 5:46. lightning killed and injured people in texas, georgia, and the canadian providence of ontario. three consider hit in texas, two of them died. a third in stable condition. in canada yesterday lightning also hit a tent at a rib festival in ontario. 17 people had to be rushed to the hospitals. and on friday lightning killed a man in georgia. he leaves behind a large family. >> nine children are now missing their father. because he was out here to have a nice afternoon. >> the man who died went into cardiac arrest shortly after that lightning hit him. knocked him and a friend to the ground. >>> a vote could happen later this month on a proposal to make walnut creek city council meetings english only. they voted to postpone a decision until the proposal is reviewed by the department of justice. if it passes council meetings will be conducted only in english and nonenglish speakers would have to bring their own interprets. >>> a french political party threatens to sue madonna over the use of a swastika. that showed a french political party leader with swastika
" investigation. 13 people were massacred at fort hood, texas, in 2009. tonight we have new information about what went wrong before the attack. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge obtained a report. good evening. >> the 173-page report parts which are heavily redacted call for change to f.b.i. policy, data management and training in a statement that chair and ranking member of the senate homeland security committee who released a scathing report last year on the f.b.i. and defense department failure to prevent the fort hood massacre said, "we're concerned that the report fails to report the specific cause of the attack, which is violent islamic extremism." as part of the investigation of the massacre that killed 13 and left others injured and wounded fox news reported that the f.b.i. joint terrorism task force chose not to interview major hissan superiors in the months leading up to the shooting because they worried hurting his career prospects in the military. >> we cannot allow political correctness to seep in to these type of investigations. you have to take the leads where you
to california. they go to texas and colorado or florida or someplace like that. we are not seeing the benefit of it. this has popped up at town meetings i have had for a long time and i just wonder how much that seeps through legislative thinking. i don't know. i just know i've heard that. >> i think one reason for the increase in scholarships like the hope scholarship or broad-based merit scholarship which gives every student and a or a thee and $4000 to go to a tennessee institution is the hope of having gone to the university of tennessee they will stay in tennessee and which i think is a valid gold starting with georgia and that makes a difference but that is interesting observation. >> thank you very much. senator merkley. >> thank you mr. chair. >> i'm sorry, senator franken was next. i apologize. i got out of line. >> i withdraw, thank you. [laughter] >> i didn't look at my list here. >> i will take his and i will raise it one. dr. leath you have testified about some of the information that iowa state university includes on its financial aid award letters including information about st
to texas to see how they are coping this morning. ♪ hi. we're spreading the word about new honey bunches of oats fruit blends and their unique taste combinations. like peach/raspberry. with one flavor in the granola bunch and one on the flake. two flavors. in harmony. honey bunches of oats. ke your day hes better. ♪ . bill: saying good-bye to the oldest general store in the united states. it is called gray's. it is in little compton, rhode island. went into business in 1788. 224 years later it is closing. it has a new owner, aged 21, inheriting the story after his father died a month ago. the new owner, the son, says he wants to be a sports journalist and will sell the property. heather: that makes me sad. sad story. severe drought in the u.s., getting even worse. take a look at this. the federal government designating another 76 counties as drought disaster areas. that brings the total amount to 1400 counties across 31 states. the lack of rainfall taking a terrible toll on american farms with crops baking in the sun. casey staying gel is live in garland, texas. i imagine pools are pre
happens when todd hemp fridays his team from -- humphries and the team from the university of texas punch keystrokes in the computer. >> two, one, capture. >> the drone goes wildly offcourse, now receiving instructions not from gps from a transmit they're sends false signal to the drone navigation system. a so-called spoofer. the effect is so dramatic, safety pilot with radio control has to stave drone from crashing. >> spoofing the gps receiver iser way to hijack is plane. >> if it sounds shocking, it is. with this experiment, he illuminated gaping hole for the government plan to open up u.s. air space to gps guided drones. >> five or ten years we have 30,000 of the drones in the national air space. each could be a potential missile to use against us. >> until now, gps guided drones have been limited to the battlefield and places like iraq, afghanistan, and yemen. or patrolling our southern border. earlier in year, congress ordered the faa to come up with rules to allow drones to fly broadly over u.s. soil by 2015. they could be used for law enforcement. monitoring transmission and pipel
, allow me to introduce you to governor rick perry of texas. the guy whomts to eliminate a bunch of federal agencies, but can't be bothered to remember which ones and the guy alon with reject a spending deal with a cut to tax rh owe of 10-1. they were just given a real world choice by the supreme court. in upholding the individual manda mandate, the the supreme court allowed states to -- in other words, states can decide if they want to cover more poor people under the federal medicaid insurance program and have the federal government pay the tab. in normal times, this would be no big deal. after all, who's say thanks but no thanks to the federal government offering 90 cents on the dollar to help your state. it's 100 cents on the dollar in the early years. unfortunately, these are not normal times. rick perry happens to be the governor of texas. one in four of texas residents have no health insurance. costs have skyrocketed faster than the national average, but do you think that means he's going to go along with the plan? texas isn't alone here. seven states have said they're opt
: when you see this video it is tough to watch. the north texas toll way authority releasing video from the crash. when you watch it, keep in mind a young victim remains in the hospital in intensive care. let's watch. you see a dallas area rapid transit van slamming into the back of line of cars on a exit ramp. the first is a sedan. a 28-year-old is in the sedan and husband father of two is hanging on to his life after this brutal hit. the dart transit people are looking at this and put the van driver on paid administrative leave what they find out what happened and they suspect the transit driver was not paying attention and failed to slow down. five other vehicles involved in this, a chain reaction as you mentioned, jenna. in a case where one person at least was seriously injured. back to you. jenna: luckily not more. what a video and what a crash, harris. thank you. >> reporter: sure. jon: some new details to bring you on a shocking sexual assault case at one of the nation's busiest air force bases. we'll take you live to texas for that story. jenna: casey stiegel on the story. ameri
against -- ab32 against an onslaught of texas oil companies. we defend when they tried to block your business. california gets 50% of the venture capital. there is a lot going on here. we want to promote that. innovation is difficult because by definition, is of the few, not the many. that is the culture we want to encourage both in our schools, by minimizing, not getting overly obsessed with testing, and reducing learning to bubble in a multiple choice response. it is not literature, science, innovation, or creativity. it is not innovation. we need rigor and imagination. you need both. you have the left hand and the right hand. we have to combine those things. in california, we create innovation by ab32, but the only state with the cap and trade program, we create it by cutting regulation. i had to fire two incumbent people in our division of conservation. there were blocking oil exploration. i fired them and the oil permits for drilling went up 18%. we have to work on many levels. we're promoting efficiency. we're promoting and renewable energy and climate change -- i take courage
a couple of -- mitt romney's campaign has organized a couple of events today. texas gov. rick perry will also campaigned for romney for a first time in a public event in nevada. >> investigators are trying to find out more about a suspicious device found on board a delta jet. the airplane was found -- was bound for madrid and returned to j.k. last night as a precaution. it was evacuated and the bomb squad called in. there was strange wiring in the bathroom but no explosive device was found. cleaning solvent is blamed for another scare in the air. some crew members aboard southwest airlines jet that took off from north polk became ill yesterday. crewmembers were taken to the hospital for observation. hazmat determined the source of a problem. the passengers then headed to their destination chicago, on another jet. >> wells fargo shells out millions in a settlement with the justice department over racial discrimination. >> and the ceo of jpmorgan chase is back in the car seat this morning. -- back in the hot seat this morning. >> happy friday. jpmorgan chase is up with their second qu
of the eagle fjord from texas from just the other side of the border are just becoming publicly available and there's oreason no assume that the geology won't work. what there's reason to be somewhat skeptical about is whether a company like pemex can do what the independent entrepreneurial companies of north america can do, and let me be very specific about this. what has allowed this to work and what makes it difficult for this to work in a company like pemex or saudi aramco or even exxon is that the entrepreneurial independents empower people at a significantly low level in the hierarchy, to make decisions about drilling and to experiment on drilling, and this enables the entrepreneurial companies to do things that others can't do. now, what has triggered this clearly was on the natural gas side, what's happening on natural gas is truly important, and cannot be ignored, because we look at the oil balances in north america, we have to think of where natural gas is going to by the end of this decade, almost certainly start displacing oil consumption. one of these, by the way, is in natur
texas. we are looking at joint base andrews in maryland and this is where the president will be taking off and while he is heading to texas campaign in republican territory, mitt romney the republican presidential candidate will be flying to pennsylvania. allison burns has more on the new campaign ads the obama administration is running against mitt romney this morning. >> reporter: dave president barack obama is stepping up his push to try to get mitt romney to release more of his tax records. a new obama ad is running where mitt romney is campaigning asking if he paid any taxes at all in the years for which he is refusing to release his records. >> mitt romney paid less than 42% and makes you wonder if he paid any taxes at all. >> reporter: mitt romney supporters say it is all dirty politics that president barack obama is trying distract on his record of the economy. >> tess attacking mitt romney on a -- he is attack mitt romney on a personal basis because he does not want to talk about his record. >> reporter: and i will have more on mitt romney coming up in my next update, reportin
hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. . >>> we are talking to you... >>> well the texas rangers might need this week's all-star week, a clap of thunder and lightning created a brief moment of panic in texas. roy oswalt was getting ready to throw a pitch when this was a big flash and loud boom. a thunder clap created a 45 minute delay before the rangers won 4-3. >>> and this month they are putting in a distribution pipe and last month they nut a similar one in mill valley as part of the upgrades. there are no plans to put it in other areas, two of them are in san rafael and four others in novato. >>> the latest victim of a four car pileup is in serious condition this morning and chp is investigating what caused that fatal crash. it happened just before 1:00 yesterday. a driver abandoned a truck and four cars slapped right into it. >> for whatever reason they collided and fled the team. >> the drive is being blamed for major head injuries and he could face charges for hit-and- run. it will focus on countries that ban homosexuality, sink poor out -- pinning a pore out -- singapore
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.m., northern virginia and kentucky are included in those areas. heavy rains in eastern texas, four inches of rainfall. parts of kentucky, as well. over virginia and north carolina in through tomorrow strong to severe storms and a lot of heavy rain. keep that in mind, you will need the umbrellas but you will get a bit of relief from hot temperatures. >> heather: thank you very much. >> gregg: now to indiana, they are urging residents to cut back on water usage. most are being asked to voluntarily reduce it by 5%. in harder hit areas, they are being asked to scale back 10% or more. the spokesman says the system is overburdened. >> there is a lot of water being used and lots of water going through our aging infrastructure that can create possible water main breaks. reservoir levels are also dropping. >> gregg: utility warning the supply levels continue to drop a mandatory ban will be issued. >> heather: new reaction from lawmakers in both parties as we see new signs of the fragile u.s. economy may be stalling. june's jobs numbers a huge disappointment. only 80,000 jobs were created. lacklust
austin, texas. this is from bloomberg "business week." why super p.a.c.'s make the best attack ads. -- host: there's not a lot of supervision, oversight or accountability, says mark mckinnon. -- let's take a look at some recent super p.a.c. advertisements on the presidential level. >> mitt romney, the businessman. take a look at his record. romney bought companies, drowned them in debt, many went bankrupt. thousands of workers lost jobs, benefits and pensions. but for every company he drove into the ground, romney averaged a $92 million profit. now he says his business experience would make him a good president? if romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities u.s.a. reaction is responsibility for the -- responsible of the content of this advertising. >> america's jobless rate just went up again but after a record 42 straight months of unemployment, president obama insists. >> the private sector is doing fine. 20 million americans can't find jobs. thousands of them have been out of work for a year. and under obama, nearly 800,000 more women are unemployed. >> the private sector i
to hit directly above the field and delayed the series finale between the texas ranger and minnesota twins. 45 minutes later it was all-clear. back into the game. bill: like a rifle shot, wasn't it? nolan ryan sat there like a frog on a rock. martha: he was under the eve there. bill: he did not move. new reports the white house extending a an invite to egypt's newly-elected president to the u.s. extremist islamic group, rather in control of a major american ally in the middle east. mohammed morsi taking oath of office after considered to be egypt's first free presidential election. this is close look at the muslim brotherhood ruling the country. they are egypt's oldest and largest islamic organization. one of their aims to be governed by islamic law or sharia law. the u.s. does not consider the muslim brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. is president obama doing the right thing by inviting egypt's president here. kirsten powers, fox news contributor and tony sig, republican campaign consultant and national political correspondent for talk radio news service. good morning to
. >> gretchen: it is only july 16th. in the meantime a couple of headlines for us. in houston texas, tragedy struck soccer players. the tree struck by lightning killing two of the men and third to the hospital. >> i heard what sounded like a bomb went off. lightning strike hit the tree and dispersed and went on the ground. >> lightning hit the tree and the men flew. >> gretchen: man who kidnapped two kidnapped tourist in egypt to at a back or heel kill the hostages. it is a pastor and both were from boston. the minister is a diabetic. >> we are still in good spirits and praying for him. >> there is no word for it. i can't believe this. this is a man of god. >> gretchen: their captor is using the hostages to get an uncle freed from prison. he is threatening to take more hostages. security breach in london row -- heth row airport. airport staffers allowed several people in the country even though their names appear on a terror watch list. the the olympic committee did not hire enough guard. nba superstar jason kidd arrested for drunk driving . he just signed with the new york knicks. he was ca
where he declared that texas would be a swing state. that was a jaw dropping. he did his best to clarify what he had said a couple of days earlier. let's see if you think he accomplishes that task. >> the history of how he built the country was everyone having a chance to pursue their dreams and together building an opportunity that made us the envy of the world and so i don't believe that we should try once again something that didn't work. but we need to keep pursuing a strategy that said let's make the investments in the american people that will help us grow but also create ladders of opportunity for everybody. >> steve: we are all in this together was it is tune. and don't dwell on the gloomy numbers that are out there. better times and brighter days are around the corner. stick with me. >> gretchen: if i was a obama surrogate like corey booker and others i wouldn't want to go on to say we agree. we had the mayor of tampa who happened to get the question and he didn't agree with it. so if you have a mayor in the town in florida who doesn't agree with it. you have to wonder about the
journal" is next. ♪ host: good morning. after fundraisers in texas on tuesday, president obama back at the white house today. this morning have a series of meetings with his dagger culture secretary and others to discuss the drought and heat waves. this afternoon, meetings with secretary clinton and panetta. reporting romney will announce his vice- presidential running mate after the summer olympics, which begin later this month. it is wednesday, july 18. on the campaign trial, the attacks are getting intense. the tone is negative. we want to begin with your comments on this election. our phone lines are open. 202-737-0001 for democrats. 202-737-0002 for republicans. 202-628-0205 for independents. to in the conversation on twitter -- or send us an e-mail. journal@c-span.org. here is how the story is playing out this morning. here is a photograph of mitt romney yesterday in cincinnati. the 2012 attacks intensified as battle prolines are drawn. "the washington times" -- both campaigns positively-at an earlier stage. during the 2008 race, president obama described a negative campaign a
-mails in from texas. he didn't like our comment about people not having internet. we talked about related to the olympics, they can watch it online. you sounded elitist to me. you need to travel outside of d.c. for awhile where there are poor democratic constituents. it is true. some people do not have internet access but that -- >> that number is shrinking at an alarming rate. people are getting internet. >> bill: every day. >> 2012. >> bill: and frank says liberalism is a mental disorder. and by the way, he says how are things in detroit? i don't know. ever since that progressive talk radio station in detroit dropped the "bill press show," i don't care. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, what do you say? hello, everybody. it is tuesday july 31. good to see you today. welcome to the "full court press." your new morning show on current tv. good to be with you as we bring you the news of the day. wherever it is happening here in our nation's capital around the country or around t
and a flood threat for the central gulf coast of texas from galveston and we're looking for the threat of really heavy rain. look, you can see it now from corpus christi to houston and heavy rain in southern florida, as well. anywhere from one to four inches of rain from southern texas to southern florida this morning. that's what's going on around the country this morning. >> good morning, tom kierein in storm center 4. beautiful morning under way. quite a bit of cloudiness and all those areas in green in the 60s and areas in yellow are low to mid-70s. and a little less humid by later this afternoon. partly sunny through the day. tomorrow highs mid-80s and then some occasional showe that's your latest weather, matt. >>> now to presidential politics and the sharpened rhetoric between president obama and mitt romney over the state of the economy. nbc's peter alexander is in houston where romney will speak at the naacp convention a little later today. peter, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. the naacp, of course, is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. romney c
headquarters in irving, texas. molly hennessey-fiske of the los angeles times is following the decision and the reaction to it. she joins us from houston. molly, tell us a bit more about the boy scouts explanation for why they are reaffirming this policiment policy -- policy, what are they saying. >> it's interesting the announcement made yesterday. reaffirmed the policy, it reiterated what had already been said and it came at a time as you mentioned when they're having these protests and high profile appearances by jennifer turrell and others who have been outed as gay scout leaders or gay scouts. so the reaffirmation were seen by observers who i talked to yesterday as just sort of reaffirming of the character of the scouts as a more conservative organization. some of the observers who i talked to who were, has been involved in scouting, had followed scouting for decades said this just indicated how intertwined the boy scouts of america, had come with some religious organizations that sponsor a lot of troops. that this was sort of both a moral decision but also a business decision as w
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